While I am not sure about the contents of the kits, some may be exempt under this section of the lab standard (If you are under the lab standard)
This section shall not apply to:
Laboratory uses of hazardous chemicals which provide
no potential for employee exposure. Examples of such conditions
Procedures using chemically-impregnated test media
such as Dip-and-Read tests where a reagent strip is dipped into
the specimen to be tested and the results are interpreted by
comparing the color reaction to a color chart supplied by the
manufacturer of the test strip; and
Commercially prepared kits such as those used in
performing pregnancy tests in which all of the reagents needed
to conduct the test are contained in the kit.
EdHi,� We are currently having a discussion among our biochemists that their DNA starter segments, DNA sequencing kits and other materials like that are not chemicals and therefore they should not fall under all of the inventory control and ordering controls we have in place for things like sulfuric acid or other more readily recognizable chemicals.� Does anyone have any feedback on how the regulations view these types of items?
On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Stuart, Ralph <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**keene.edu> wrote:
I am helping to organize a technical symposium for next June's ACS Northeast Regional Meeting in Ithaca, NY on the topic of Green Labs: Balancing Safety and Sustainability in the 21st Century Chemistry Lab. this is a similar topic to a symposium DCHAS sponsored in the San Francisco meeting last fall, which was quite successful.
The abstracts submission web site will open in January, but I wanted to start Northeast members of DCHAS thinking about submitting an abstract for this symposium. If you are interested in talking about new environmentally-friendly programs in your chemistry department or how lab sustainability considerations impact laboratory safety at your campus, please consider submitting an abstract. I'd appreciate hearing about your ideas before the holiday break so that I can send out reminders when the abstract submission process begins.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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